Welcome to the Chicago chapter of the National Organization for Women. We are dedicated to furthering feminist issues for the women of Chicago. We pride ourselves on being part of ‘the city that works,’ a city with a long history of activism. Our intention is to make a difference in the lives of the women in our city by dedicating ourselves to several key projects each year, and through community outreach and political activities.

Nominate a Woman Who Dared!

The Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women is seeking nominations for Women WhoDared, its annual award ceremony recognizing the vital work of women making a difference in Chicago. Each fall, CNOW honors one elected official and one community organizer working to serve and uplift women and girls in our city and beyond.
Recent past honorees on the elected official side include City Clerk Susana Mendoza, Judge Gloria Chevere, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Community organizing honorees have included Scheherazade Tillet of A Long Walk Home, Mariame Kaba of Project NIA, and the Teatro Luna Theatre Company. At the Women Who Dared event in October, you will hear from these amazing women and be part of the conversation about CNOW’s future.
We can’t wait to hear about all the amazing Women Who Dared in Chicago!

Join CNOW for Two Great Pride Weekend Events

Please join us for two great opportunities to support equality during the last weekend in June!
Saturday, June 25th: DYKE MARCH
Sign-up to join us in Humboldt Park for the 20th Anniversary Chicago Dyke March! Join us for this celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience. To learn more about this event and the history of the Dyke March, please visit their website. Also, be sure to look out for our Chicago NOW table before and after the march!
Sunday, June 26th: PRIDE PARADE
Sign up to join us in marching with your fellow feminists and advocates for equality in the 47th Annual Pride Parade!  Meet us at the lineup starting at Broadway and Montrose at Noon. To learn more about the Pride Parade and why we march, please visit their website.

Be sure to bring your energy and enthusiasm (and sunblock & water!) and join your fellow activists and feminists for these fun-filled marches for equality! This is an amazing opportunity to meet other people who love NOW, while celebrating equality and LGBTQ rights.

We hope to see you soon!